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From: "Steve Ellwood" <>
Subject: RE: [UK-NE] Cost of Dying....?
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 17:03:15 +0100
According to Alan Morgan's book "A Fine and Private Place - Jesmond Old
Cemetery" the cost of funeral costs, excluding headstones or memorials
was in the range of £1.10s for a labourers child, £1,500 for a titled
person and between £50 and £60 for a person of "moderate"
respectability. As to headstones, it would very much depend on the type
of memorial that was required, but they were and still are very
Did you know that the headstones removed from Christ Church were
transformed into a wall which separates the Church from the next door
School. All very nice with the inscription all facing one way. Only
problem is that the Council in their infinite wisdom came along at a
later date and planted beech shrubs in front of the inscriptions so they
can only be read when the vegetation starts to die down in the
By the way, I recently had good access to most parts of the Church and
photographs can be seen at:
Best Wishes and Gan Canny Marra
Whitley Bay, North East England
Tyneside & Northumberland Local History Group at:
For photographs of the Newcastle Upon Tyne area go to:
"Geordie goes beyond mere geography and is a quality of heart"
From: Peter Clouston [mailto:]
Sent: 21 July 2003 13:41
Subject: [UK-NE] Cost of Dying....?
Does anyone know what the costs involved in an 1850's funeral would be.
Ancestor was buried in Christ Church, North Shields Churchyard with
headstone etc. I'm trying to find out what it would have cost.
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